Sustainability is a journey we embarked on many years ago but it’s an aspiration that we share with many other like-minded organisations. We can’t do it alone. We've partnered with a number of industry bodies, government and non-government organisations and experts to achieve our sustainability goals.
John West Australia is an active participant or member of the below organisations:
Sedex, the Supplier Ethical Data Exchange, is a not for profit membership organisation dedicated to driving improvements in responsible and ethical business practices in global supply chains.
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THE AUSTRALIAN RETAIL AND SUPPLIER ROUNDTABLE
The Australian Retail and Supplier Roundtable has been established by the Australia Food and Grocery Council, Woolworths and Coles as the first national forum for the Australian consumer goods industry.
It is a CEO lead cross-industry forum to facilitate greater private and public sector collaboration across the food & grocery value chain.
This is the first multi-sector collaborative forum of its kind within Australia, and is modelled on the highly successful international Consumer Goods Forum. The R&SR is an Australian not-for-profit incorporated organisation that is designed and driven by its members to act upon, inform and influence significant matters that impact upon food & grocery products to Australian consumers.
MRAG AUSTRALIA PACIFIC
John West Australia actively encourages independent monitoring. MRAG Asia Pacific is a consulting firm dedicated to promoting sustainable utilisation of natural resources through sound integrated management policies and practices. MRAG Asia Pacific regularly audit our business to help us deliver continuous improvement to our supply chain.
REGIONAL FISHERIES MANAGEMENT ORGANISATION
We fully support the Regional Fisheries Management Organisation (RFMOs) which exist to responsibly manage fish populations. We collaborate with RFMOs on tagging programs and information sharing to help better manage fisheries.
THE INTERNATIONAL SEAFOOD SUSTAINABILITY FOUNDATION
John West Australia is an active supporter of the International Seafood Sustainability Foundation (ISSF) which brings together scientists, industry and the environmental NGO community in order to undertake science-based initiatives to support the long-term conservation and sustainable use of tuna populations.
EARTH ISLAND INSTITUTE
The Earth Island Institute is an independent non-government organisation based in the USA that monitors fishing practices worldwide. Standards for dolphin safe practices were developed by the Earth Island Institute in the early 1970s. In order for products to bear the ‘Dolphin Friendly’ symbol, tuna fishing vessels must be certified by the institute. All of our tuna products are ‘Dolphin Friendly'.